An interesting AFCON 2015 match awaits us in group D as Cameroon is pitted against Ivory Coast for a ticket to the next round. Group D called up international attention due to the fact that either all favorites stumbled in their matches or for the fact that it ended up with all four teams in the group being tied at everything, goal difference, goal scored, and points.
The teams are hoping for a breakthrough as Cameroon hopes to avoid the drawing of lots that will decide which teams will progress should the group situation remain unchanged. Cameroon will be without Enoh Eyong who has not passed a fitness test after his muscle injury from the match against Mali. They will rely once again on Choupo-Moting, Aboubakar, and Moukandjo for the goals amidst a team of talents even if not as star-filled as Ivory Coast.
Cote D’Ivoire will be without Gervinho who is serving the last match of his suspension while Tiote will sit out due to two yellow cards in the first two group matches. Gardel could see a starting eleven spot after coming off the bench to save Ivory Coast from the embarrassment of losing against Mali. “It is a match that will be decided by little details. Concentration, an ability to take our chances and defensive rigor will all be important. Whichever team shows a little less of these things will go home,” said Ivory Coast’s coach.
During the qualifications, Cameroon won a match with 4-1 and another one ended in a 0-0 draw. Neither team impressed in the tournament so far, nor have they made true to the expectations put upon them. This match, in particular, will serve as a means to set things in motion, make a claim on the title, and qualify from the first place in the group. Ladbrokes gives Cameroon 3.25 odds to win, a draw at the end of regular time has 3.10 odds and Ivory Coast has 2.30 to win. The wincast market of both teams to score and Cameroon to win has 8.00 odds the same market for Ivory Coast 5.50 and Cameroon to win either half 2.30. We are going to bet 8 units on the second half with the majority of goals with 2.15 odds from Ladbrokes.
Cameroon: Team’s Formation
Ivory Coast: Team’s Formation
Prediction for the match: The second half with the majority of goals